Database Architect
EBSCO Industries - Birmingham, AL

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MetaPress R&D has an opportunity for a SQL Database Architect. MetaPress is a publisher services firm that offers internet-based digital publishing solutions to the world’s leading publishers, serving both the content consumption needs of consumers and the administrative needs of publishers.

Objective: The Database Architect is responsible for the database development and production support for internet-based applications and services.

Design, develop, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability.

Troubleshoot production processes and solve problems in a production internet application environment.

Develop and deploy SQL code to production servers.

Provide database services, including stored procedures, to application developers.

Responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.


Required Technology Experience (Basic Qualifications):
3+ years experience in a DBA role utilizing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later in a production environment

1+ years experience with SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 or later in a production environment

Desired Technology Experience:
3+ years experience with complex T-SQL query creation (including stored procedures), query tuning, database maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting SQL Server production systems in a tiered .Net environment

1+ year experience with SQL Server Integration Services 2005 or later in a production environment

1+ year experience with .NET programming, either ASP.NET or Windows Forms in a production environment

Experience with running SQL Server in the cloud via Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure for a production system

Database replication, disaster recovery and planning

Preferred Qualifications:
4-year degree in computer science or a related field strongly preferred

Experience with large-scale databases in a multi-server environment preferred

Experience with SQL Server administration and programming for high-traffic web applications preferred

Microsoft SQL Server certification preferred

Excellent communication and documentation skills

Exceptional analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail

Relevant Database Administration Skills

Setting up and maintaining SQL Server Database Mirroring

Database backup and disaster recovery

Database maintenance, planning and provisioning

Schema-based security

Setup and monitoring of SQL Agent jobs

Experience with a 24/7 production server environment is a must

Relevant Database Architecture/Programming Skills

Experience with both Normalized and Denormalized data structures, including detailed knowledge of the benefits/tradeoffs associated with each

Creation of stored procedures and optimization of those procedures for performance

Excellent knowledge of T-SQL language is a must

Creation and maintenance of table structures and stored procedures that comply with existing standards

Creation and management of SQL triggers

Relevant Reporting Skills

Creation and deployment of SQL Server Reporting Services reports that target SQL Server stored procedures as their data sources

Creation of stored procedures that aggregate data for use in custom reports. Knowledge of the “GROUP BY” statement is a must

Relevant non-SQL Skills

Designing reports that incorporate both tabular and graphical representations of data

Rapid development of “one-off”, stand alone utilities utilizing both SQL stored procedures and .NET code, to serve as working prototypes until new functionality can be properly incorporated into production tooling

Experience providing database access via web services APIs

Experience with and ability to work effectively within an agile software development process, including SCRUM

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